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ITI 2005 Conference Agenda
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The USD School of Law - Procopio International Tax Institute was held January 27-28, 2005 at the Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego.

 

Conference Schedule
Thursday, January 27, 2005


8:00 AM              Registration and Continental Breakfast
* Language Spoken (with translation available on some courses)

8:45 - 9:00 AM   Introduction and Welcome
Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez - Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
Patrick W. Martin, Esq. - Immediate Past Chair, International Committee, Taxation Section, State Bar of California
(International Tax Team Partner and Tax Team Leader of Procopio)
9:00 - 9:15 AM - Special Video Presentation
Theatre

"Peer review of Mexican Transfer Pricing Legislation and Practices: the OECD view"
Presentation by Ms Caroline Silberztein - Head, Transfer Pricing Unit, OECD
9:15 - 10:45 AM: Course 1
* Spanish/English
Theatre

American Jobs Creation Act - Update of New U.S. International Tax Reforms
Signed by President Bush on October 22, 2004
Moderator:
Richard Pugh - Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Speakers:
Hal Hicks, Esq. - IRS Chief Counsel (International)
Rufus von Thülen Rhoades, Esq. - (Treatise Co-Author of Rhoades & Langer, US International Taxation and Tax Treaties)
Reuven Avi-Yonah  - Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
10:45 - 11:00 AM     Break
11:00 AM - Noon: Course 2
Room A

Crucial State and Local Tax Issues on Cross-Border Transactions and Investments
Moderator:
Liliana Sandoval, Esq.  - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Speakers:
Kurt Kawafuchi, Esq.  - Director, Department of Taxation, Hawaii
C.P. Daniel Alvarez - Advisor to the Chief of the Tax Administration Service (SAT) and former General Director of Revenue for the State of Guanajuato, Mexico
Greg Zunino, Esq.  - Nevada Attorney General, Department of Taxation
                                                                                   - OR-

11:00 AM - Noon: Course 3
Theatre

Overview of the U.S. Tax System Regarding Mexican Business and Commercial Activities in the U.S.
Moderator:
Richard Shaw, Esq. - Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, LLP - Immediate Past Chair of the American Bar Associations Section of Taxation

Speakers:
Walter M. Kolligs, Esq. - Principal - International Tax Services Group, Ernst & Young LLP
12:00 - 12:15     Break
12:15 - 1:15 PM:   Lunch
Keynote Speaker - Hal Hicks, Esq. , IRS Chief Counsel (International)
1:15 - 1:30 PM     Break
1:30 - 3:30 PM: Course 4
Room A

Transfer Pricing: Current Developments in U.S. International Cost-Sharing and Services Arrangements and APA West Coast Program and Mexico Transfer Pricing Rules and Recent Mexican Tax Developments
Moderator:
James M. Hill, Esq. - Deloitte & Touche LLP
Speakers:
C. Cabell Chinnis, Esq.  - Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
Elizabeth Beck - Branch Chief, Branch 6, IRS, Office of Chief Counsel (International), Washington, D.C.
Simón Somohano  - Deloitte & Touche/Galaz, Yamazaki, Ruiz Urquiza, S.C.
Patricia McCarroll - IRS, Director of Advanced Pricing Agreements office, Laguna Niguel

                                                                                  - OR-
1:30 - 3:30 PM: Course 5
Theatre

U.S. and Mexican Taxation of Cross-Border Services - Including Immigrating to or from the U.S. and Mexico - Including Application to Athletes and Entertainers
Moderator:
Dennis Lilly - Visiting Professor of Law, USD School of Law

Speakers:
Patrick W. Martin, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Gary Perl, Esq. - Immigration Counsel, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
Lic. Gabriel Ortiz Gómez - Ortiz, Sainz y Erreguerena, S.C.

3:30 - 3:45 PM     Break
3:45 - 5:15 PM: Course 6
Theatre

Structuring the International Acquisition, Lease and Sale of U.S. and Mexican Real Estate
Moderator:
Lic. Enrique Hernández - Pulido - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Speakers:
Patrick W. Martin, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Lic. José Luis Perez Rocha - Mexican real estate and foreign investment lawyer

                                                                                            - OR-
3:45 - 5:15 PM: Course 7 (CANCELED)

Financing U.S. and Mexican Business Operations under New U.S. and Mexican Federal Tax Reforms
                                                                                             - OR-
3:45 - 5:15 PM: Course 8
Room A

Mexico's Amparo System - Challenging the Constitutionality of New Tax Reforms - Contrast to U.S. Constitutionality
Moderator:
Jorge A. Vargas - Professor of Law, USD School of Law

Speakers:
George L. Damoose - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Lic. Juan Jose Paullada - Former Mexican Fiscal Federal Attorney

5:45 - 6:45 PM     Cocktail Reception
Friday, January 28, 2005

8:30 AM                 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15 - 10:45 AM: Course 9
Theatre

Mexico's New Tax Law Reform (2005) - Update of Reforms Effecting Cross-Border Transactions - Reforms and Their Implications
Speakers:
Lic. Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena  - Administrador General Jurídico de Ingresos - Servicio de Administración Tributaria (Chief Legal Counsel to the Mexican Federal Tax Authority (SAT) - IRS Equivalent)
C.P. Daniel Alvarez - Advisor to the Chief of the Tax Administration Service (SAT) and former General Director of Revenue for the State of Guanajuato
C.P. Mauricio Monroy - Galaz, Yamazaki, Ruiz Urquiza, S.C.
Lic. Gabriel Ortiz Gómez  - Ortiz, Sainz y Erreguerena, S.C.
10:45 - 11:00 AM     Break
11:00 AM - Noon: Course 10
Theatre

Latest Reforms of Anti-Deferral Legislation in Mexico
Moderator:
Lic. Enrique Hernández-Pulido - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Speakers:
Lic. Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena -Administrador General Jurídico de Ingresos - Servicio de Administración Tributaria (Chief Legal Counsel to the Mexican Federal Tax Authority (SAT) - IRS Equivalent)
Lic. Fernando Lorenzo  - Director of Administrative Tax Rulings for International (Administrador de Consultas y Autorizaciones)
John Forry, Esq. - Withers Bergman LLP

                                                                                                       - OR-
11:00 AM - Noon: Course 11
Room H

Application of NAFTA to the U.S.-Mexico Income Tax Treaty and the International Enforcement of Tax Judgments
Moderator:
Herbert I. Lazerow - Professor of Law, USD School of Law

Speakers:
Reuven Avi-Yonah - Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Robert Herztein, Esq. - Miller & Chevalier                                                                                                       - OR-
11:00 AM - Noon: Course 12
Room I

U.S. and Mexican Taxation of Trusts - New Tax Law Reforms
Moderator:
Liliana Sandoval, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Speakers:
Lic. Mauricio Bravo Fortoul - Ortiz, Sosa Ysusi y Cia, S.C.
Patrick W. Martin, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Noon - 12:15 PM     Break
12:15 - 1:15 PM:      Lunch
Keynote Speaker - Ambassador Jeffrey Davido, Immediate Past U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
1:15 - 1:30 PM         Break
1:30 - 3:30 PM: Course 13
Theatre

Beyond the Basics of International Tax Planning for Foreign Individuals with U.S. Portfolio and Real Estate Investments
Moderator:
Patrick W. Martin, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Speakers:
Rufus von Thülen Rhoades, Esq.
Lic. Gabriel Ortiz Gómez - Ortiz, Sainz y Erreguerena, S.C.
Hon. William H. Kronberger, Jr. - Chief Judge, San Diego Probate Court

- OR-

1:30 - 3:30 PM: Course 14
Room H

Reorganizing U.S. and Mexican Cross-Border Operations
Moderator:
Michael J. Changaris, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Speakers:
John Merrick, Esq. - IRS Chief Counsel (International)
Lic. Mauricio Bravo Fortoul - Ortiz, Sosa Ysusi y Cia, S.C.
M. Carr Ferguson - Visiting Professor and Advisor to the Graduate Tax Program, USD School of Law
Karen Burke - Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, USD School of Law

3:30 - 3:45 PM     Break
3:45 - 5:15 PM: Course 15
Theatre

Exchange of Information Provisions in the U.S.-Mexico Income Tax Treaty & 2002 Protocol - Cross-Border Tax Controversies and International Tax Shelters
Moderator:
Hon. David Laro - U.S. Tax Court Judge, Visiting Professor, USD School of Law

Speakers:
Mae Lew, Esq. - IRS Chief Counsel (International)
Lic. Juan Jose Paullada - Former Mexican Fiscal Federal Attorney

                                                                                                             - OR-

3:45 - 5:15 PM: Course 16 (CANCELED)
Room H

U.S. and Mexican Informational Reporting of International Transactions & the Hefty Penalty Provisions
Moderator:
Patrick Martin, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Speakers:
C.P. Daniel Alvarez - Advisor to the Chief of the Tax Administration Service and former General Director of Revenue for the State of Guanajuato
Jon P. Schimmer, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

5:30 PM     Adjourn